WHY I GIVE
We have been regularly donating for several years for two reasons. First, pets bring so much love and joy into a home, and we like assisting low-income individuals and those with disabilities who would otherwise not be able to care for their pets. We also donate to let family, friends and neighbours who have lost their pets know that a contribution has been made in their name to honour their pets. The Farley Foundation does great work and we're proud to be able to contribute in any way we can. ~ E & J, Newmarket, Ont.
In 2017-2018, the Farley Foundation assisted:
- 624 Ontario Disability Support Program recipients
- 112 Ontario Works recipients
- 93 Canada Pension Plan Disability recipients
- 90 seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement
- 8 participants in OVMA's SafePet Program*
- 3 retirement homes/long-term care facilities
*The SafePet Program helps to find temporary foster care for the pets of women seeking refuge in an Ontario women's shelter.
Dave & Midnight
A few months ago, Dave rushed his cat Midnight to their veterinarian after noticing Midnight was straining to urinate. Their veterinarian discovered Midnight had a life-threatening blockage and needed emergency surgery. Dave relies on the Guaranteed Income Supplement and was worried about how he would afford his best friend's surgery. Happily, his veterinarian knew about the Farley Foundation and applied for funding. Midnight received the veterinary care he needed and a treatment plan to prevent further issues. Now fully recovered, Midnight is back home in the loving arms of his very relieved owner.
The Summit Veterinary Pharmacy Ride for Farley was held in September 2017. Veterinarians, friends and family rode up to 160 km in Milton and several other locations across the province, raising $50,000 for the Farley Foundation. The foundation extends its sincere appreciation to Summit Veterinary Pharmacy, the event’s title sponsor, for supporting the event financially, and providing volunteers and support vehicles. A big thank you also goes to the riders and donors, with special recognition going to Dr. Matthew Richardson, who raised more than $16,000.
Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month was held in October 2017. Hundreds of veterinary practices across Ontario pitched in to raise more than $253,000 in support of the foundation. Events included dog washes, raffles, pet costume contests, even a curling "bone-spiel". Thank you to all the participating clinics! The top fundraiser was Taunton Road Animal Hospital in Oshawa, which raised $12,100. The Farley Foundation would also like to thank title sponsor Merck Animal Health Canada for its generous support.
The OVMA/Farley Foundation Golf Tournament was held in August 2018 at Victoria Park Golf and Country Club in Guelph. The event included 120 golfers who enjoyed a great day on the links and raised $25,000 for the Farley Foundation. Thank you to the golfers and the many companies that supported the event, and for their support of people and pets in need.